GOOD SET OF FOUR 17TH CENTURY CARVED OAK PANELS
English or Dutch
JUPITER : God of the sky & thunder, & king of the gods
With a beard and long hair, seated atop a winged eagle and grasping in each hand a lightning
(and/or thunder) bolt - all his 'attributes', above scrolling clouds.
Also known as 'Jove', Jupiter is associated with Thursday, and celebrated in April.
DIANA : Goddess of the moon & the hunt
The draped figure resting on a crescent moon and having a crescent atop her head,
the upper right with a scorpion*, all as well above scrolling clouds.
August is the month of a special celebration for Diana.
(*the scorpion often shown with Diana as a defense attribute)
MARS : God of war, spring, growth in nature, & fertility
The helmeted figure wearing a breastplate and leaning on a flag sided by a sword and spear,
a quiver of arrows, his sacred shield, and other unidentified attributes,
all above scrolling clouds.
Mars is associated with Tuesday, and celebrated in March.
SOL INVICTUS : God of the sun
His arms outstretched and holding a torch, his face depicted as a sun in splendor,
and a radiant sun to the upper left; again all above a scrolling cloud support.
Sol is associated with Sunday and December the month of celebration -
at the 'Solstice' - with a special day coincidentally on December 25.
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